category: american

[UPDATE] The Vicious Circle: The Days, Dames, and (K)nights of the Algonquin Round Table (9/30 deadline; April 7-10 conference)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
cathy.fagan@ncc.edu

In 1919, several New York wits ‘roasted’ drama critic Alexander Woollcott at the Algonquin hotel.

[UPDATE] Women Reading/Writing the (King James) Bible (9/30)

full name / name of organization: 
John Acker, Ohio State English Department
contact email: 
kjvconference@osu.edu

The English Department at The Ohio State University will host an international conference in 2011 on the 400th anniversary of the publication of the King James (or Authorized) Version of the Bible.

[UPDATE] The KJV and 19th-Century American Literature (9/30)

full name / name of organization: 
John Acker, Ohio State English Dept.
contact email: 
kjvconference@osu.edu

The English Department at The Ohio State University will host an international conference in 2011 on the 400th anniversary of the publication of the King James (or Authorized) Version of the Bible.

IN SEARCH OF SOLUTIONS: THE CONVENTIONAL, THE EXPERIMENTAL AND THE BIZARRE

full name / name of organization: 
MELOW and MELUS-India -The Society for the Study of the Literatures of the World and The Society for the Study of the Literature of the United States - India Chapter
contact email: 
mjaidka@gmail.com

In a world that is rapidly changing it is inevitable that our parameters for the study of literature, culture and society are forever being re-defined.

Wallace Stevens and Community (deadline 9/27/10; Louisville, 2/24/11-2/26/11)

full name / name of organization: 
Wallace Stevens Society
contact email: 
aboyagoda@hotmail.com

The Wallace Stevens Society invites abstracts for 20-minute papers for the 39th annual Louisville Conference on Literature & Culture since 1900, to be held at the University of Louisville, February 24

Hidden Cinema of the Southwest and Mexico

full name / name of organization: 
Jennifer L. Jenkins, Janna Jones, Mark Neumann/Hidden Cinema Symposium
contact email: 
submit@hiddencinema.org

Hidden Cinema of the Southwest and Mexico
February 26th, 2011
University of Arizona
Center for Creative Photography

[UPDATE] CFP: Evil Children in Film and Literature

full name / name of organization: 
LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory
contact email: 
litjourn@yahoo.com

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Call for Papers:
Evil Children in Film and Literature _________________________________________

Civil war--Global Conflict

full name / name of organization: 
Carolina Lowcountry & Atlantic World Program, College of Charleston
contact email: 
lewiss@cofc.edu

Civil War—Global Conflict
March 3 – 5, 2011

The Vicious Circle: The Days, Dames, and (K)nights of the Algonquin Round Table

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
cathy.fagan@ncc.edu

In 1919, several New York wits ‘roasted’ drama critic Alexander Woollcott at the Algonquin hotel.

SECOND CALL: 20th Century Sentimentalism, NeMLA, April 7-10, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Jenn Williamson / Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
jwilliamson@unc.edu

This panel invites papers examining uses of sentimentality in American literature spanning the twentieth century.

“Refractions of Bob Dylan - Cultural Appropriations of an American Icon” - Conference at the University of Vienna, May 19-21, 20

full name / name of organization: 
Eugen Banauch - Department of English and American Studies, University of Vienna
contact email: 
eugen.banauch@univie.ac.at

Call for Papers: “Refractions of Bob Dylan - Cultural Appropriations of an American Icon”
Conference at the University of Vienna, May 19-21, 2011

Anthology of Poems

full name / name of organization: 
Editor
contact email: 
hyphenworld@ymail.com

Original Poems, maximum five, ranging between 25 to 40 lines, from poets across the globe, are invited for an Anthology of Poems to be published by a Literary Foundation from India.

On Diaspora Writing; Journal and Anthology of Essays; 31 October 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Journal
contact email: 
editorial.2008@indiatimes.com

Scholarly papers are invited for a special number of An International Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature, Art and Culture (ISSN 0975 2897) published from India.

CFP: New Essays on the Work of EDWARD P. JONES. Nov. 1, 2010 (abstracts, early submissions); March 20, 2011 (completed articles)

full name / name of organization: 
Daniel Wood / University of Melbourne
contact email: 
epjessays@gmail.com

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Submissions are now being sought for the first ever collection of essays on the life and work of Edward P. Jones. The collection, entitled Edward P. Jones: New Essays, will be published in the second half of 2011.

Essays should take the form of full-length scholarly articles approximately 5,000 words in length, and may be submitted either in full (if already completed or nearing completion) or provisionally as 500-word abstracts outlining the central thesis of a proposed article. Longer articles will receive consideration, but contributors who wish to submit such articles should first send a brief query to epjessays@gmail.com.

Social Networks, Communities, and/or Public Service [Journal Submissions] 11/25/10

full name / name of organization: 
Proteus: A Journal of Ideas
contact email: 
proteus@ship.edu

_Proteus: A Journal of Ideas_ seeks submissions that explore themes relating to social networks, communities, and/or public service for an upcoming issue titled "Building and Strengthening Communities

Contemporary Interpretations- CSU Chico EGSC Fall Symposium

full name / name of organization: 
CSU Chico English Graduate Student Council
contact email: 
espangler2@csuchico.edu

2010 EGSC FALL SYMPOSIUM: “Contemporary Interpretations: Expanding Boundaries with Inquiry”

CSU, Chico Performing Arts Center November 13, 2010

Women's Studies Area of PCA/ACA cfp 12/15/10

full name / name of organization: 
Popular and American Culture Association
contact email: 
lscoleman@eiu.edu

As Area Chair for the Popular Culture/American Culture Association's

[UPDATE] World Literature/Global Empathy, NeMLA (April 7-10, 2011, New Brunswick, NJ)

full name / name of organization: 
Benjamin D. Carson
contact email: 
benjamin.carson@gmail.com

42nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) April 7-10, 2011, New Brunswick, NJ,
Hyatt New Brunswick. Host Institution: Rutgers University

Social Networks, Communities, and/or Public Service [article submissions; Nov 25]

full name / name of organization: 
PROTEUS: A Journal of Ideas
contact email: 
proteus@ship.edu

Social Networks, Communities, and/or Public Service

"A Queerer Time, A Queerer Place" (August 11-14, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
LGBT Focus Group / Association for Theatre in Higher Education
contact email: 
ngs9@cornell.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS
LGBT Focus Group
Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) Conference
August 11-14, 2011, Palmer House Hilton Hotel, Chicago, IL

Submission Deadlines:

[UPDATE]--Material Cultures conference, CFP deadline 9/15, conference date May 6-8, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
University of Ottawa
contact email: 
tallen@uottawa.ca

Material Cultures

May 6-8, 2011
Department of English, University of Ottawa

Sexing Science Fiction

full name / name of organization: 
Sherry Ginn
contact email: 
DoctorGinn@gmail.com

Call for papers

Sexing Science Fiction

Editors: Sherry Ginn, Ph.D.
Michael G. Cornelius, Ph.D.

UPDATE: Literary Dress: Fashioning the Fictional Self (deadline 9/30/10)

full name / name of organization: 
NEMLA 2011 (April 6-10, Rutgers NJ)
contact email: 
confabstracts@gmail.com

Literary Dress: Fashioning the Fictional Self

[UPDATE]: Iconoclasm: The Breaking and Making of Images, March 17-19, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Rachel Stapleton, Centre for Comparative Literature, University of Toronto
contact email: 
iconoclasm.2011@gmail.com

Abstracts for Iconoclasm due September 10, 2010

CFP Literary Dress: Fashioning the Fictional Self (deadline 9/30/10)

full name / name of organization: 
NEMLA 2011 (April 6-10, Rutgers NJ)
contact email: 
confabstracts@gmail.com

Literary Dress: Fashioning the Fictional Self

[UPDATE] DEADLINE EXTENDED: From Here to There and Back Again: Allusion, Adaptation and Appropriation (10/21-10/22/2010)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Florida English Graduate Organization
contact email: 
ufl.ego@gmail.com

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2010 University of Florida Graduate Conference
October 21-22

Keynote Speaker: Douglas Lanier, University of New Hampshire

Narrative is the Essence of History: The History of the Historical Novel

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
jackiec159@hotmail.com

This roundtable will explore the genre of historical fiction. Topics include: reception; historical context; historiographic and literary theory; fact and

The Art of Villainy: Machiavelli and the Creation of the Fictional Villain

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
jackiec159@hotmail.com

This panel will explore Machiavelli’s impact on villains from the early modern period to today, from Iago and Milton’s Satan to Lex Luthor, Voldemort and Tony Soprano.

The Poetics of Metadata (proposals due October 10, 2010; STS conference March 16-18, 2011
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full name / name of organization: 
Paul Benzon / Society for Textual Scholarship
contact email: 
pbenzon at temple dot edu

Recent critical trends in media studies have emphasized various aspects of and approaches to the materiality of technology and media information, with methodologies including digital forensics, platform studies, and critical code studies offering both a deep interest in the close reading of technology and a jumping-off point towards multiple larger literary, cultural, and philosophical questions. This panel seeks to build upon and extend those methodologies by focusing in particular on metadata—data about data—as a category of inquiry. How does metadata relate to data in discursive, informational, and ontological terms? How and to what extent does metadata inform the materiality of technology? What kinds of aesthetic, economic, geopolitical, philosophical, and historical questions emerge when we focus our attention on texts such as caches, server logs, search histories, and other instances of the metadata of the digital? How might contemporary metatdata resemble, remediate, or break from the metadata of earlier periods? How might we write metadata into media history, and how does its presence coincide with or complicate existing narratives of media change?

19th Century America: CEA 2011 | FORTUNES I 42nd Annual Conference | March 31 - April 2, 2011 | St. Petersburg, Florida

full name / name of organization: 
College English Association
contact email: 
kathrynn.engberg@aamu.edu

Call for Papers: 19th Century America at CEA 2011

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Call for Papers, CEA 2011 | FORTUNES
42nd Annual Conference | March 31 - April 2, 2011 | St. Petersburg, Florida

Call for Papers: Early America: CEA 2011 I 42nd Annual Conference | March 31 - April 2, 2011 | St. Petersburg, Flor

full name / name of organization: 
College English Association
contact email: 
kathrynn.engberg@aamu.edu

Call for Papers, CEA 2011 | FORTUNES
42nd Annual Conference | March 31 - April 2, 2011 | St. Petersburg, Florida

Film Theory Area

full name / name of organization: 
2011 PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
contact email: 
Jenkinsj@u.arizona.edu

Call for Papers: Film Theory Area
2011 PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular Culture
and American Culture Associations

Joint Conference: April 20-23, 2011, San Antonio, TX

[UPDATE] Redeeming Modernity: Economy, Religion, and Literature in Modern America. NeMLA (Abstact deadline 9/30/10)

full name / name of organization: 
Andrew Ball, Purdue University
contact email: 
ajball@purdue.edu

42nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association
April 7-10, 2011
Rutgers University
New Brunswick, NJ

[REMINDER] Interrogating Complicities: Postcolonial, Queer and the Threat of the Normative; ABSTRACT DEADLINE SEPT. 5th

full name / name of organization: 
Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
contact email: 
complicitiesconf@gmail.com

Title: Interrogating Complicities: Postcolonial, Queer and the Threat of the Normative
Date: November 15th - 16th, 2010
ABSTRACT DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 5th

Women and Wilderness: Ecofeminism in Early American Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
abourne@reynolds.edu

This panel invites papers which take an ecofeminist approach to American literature written by women in the 17th to mid-19th centuries, fiction and non-fiction.

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